Erotic Ecstasy Illustrated By a Fountain of Semen
23 oktober 2017 
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Erotic Ecstasy Illustrated By a Fountain of Semen

The design that is considered to be one of the best of Shigenobu’s ‘Willow Storm‘ -series according to shunga expert Hayashi Yoshikazu. A sensual couple, depicted at their orgasmic moment, who are almost completely dominating the image.  The height of ecstasy is captured in attractive lines that only Shigenobu could execute.

The erotic ecstasy of a passionate couple from the series Willow Storm by Shigenobu

The erotic ecstasy of a passionate couple‘ (late 1820s) Plate 5 from the series ‘Willow Storm (yanagi no arushi)‘ by Yanagawa Shigenobu (1787-1833)

The exaggerated depiction of the fountain of semen can’t help but bring the shunga of Hokusai to mind. The fine wrinkles of the woman’s undergarment (another indication of Hokusai’s influence) are drawn in relief as is the finely carved grain of the wood in the large hibachi* in the background.

Mide-20th century painting inspired by Shigenobu

Click HERE for the other mesmerizing designs from the ‘Willow Storm‘-series!

Source: ‘Vol.4 of ‘Teihon ukiyo-e shunga mrihin shusei (The Complete Ukiyo-e Shunga), 1997′ by Hayashi Yoshikazu’

*hibachi is a traditional Japanese heating device.

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Marijn is the founder of With more than 20 years of experience within the sensual and erotic art of shunga he is an authority in the genre. During this time he served many customers with complementing their art collection.
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